MINNEAPOLIS It's been a week since the dazed stare that was the most jarring moment of the Timberwolves' season, since Kevin Love was escorted from the court in Denver with what turned out to be a mild concussion.
In that time, Love has been largely MIA and at least somewhat symptomatic. He stopped by the Target Center briefly on Tuesday night and told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he hopes to return to the court Sunday against Golden State. But that won't happen until he passes a battery of NBA-mandated concussion tests, and even that target date will leave only two games Love can hope to salvage for the Timberwolves.
"If they think he's OK to come, he'll be here," Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman said of Love. "But again, you just have to deal with the situation that's right in front of you right now."
His return, if things go to plan, will be a moral boost for a team that admitted Tuesday just how much of a mental struggle the past weeks have been. It could help snap an Ap...